2017 Special Session called

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2017 Special Session called

Postby Flightmare » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:00 pm

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/06/06/watch-will-gov-greg-abbott-force-lawmakers-overtime-session

Gov. Greg Abbott will force lawmakers back to the Capitol on July 18 to complete business left undone in the 140-day legislative session that ended Memorial Day.
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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby mccue85 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:22 pm

Interesting.

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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby Scott B. » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:59 pm

Hmmmmm.
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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby Kolamer » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:23 pm

"The Texas Republican Party executive committee on Tuesday sent Abbott a letter with an even bigger proposed agenda. In addition to the bathroom and tax measures, the nearly 60 GOP authors said they want lawmakers to vote on bills that would allow Texans to carry guns without licenses; abolish abortion and refuse to follow federal rules and court orders that allow the procedure; and allow parents to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools."

I am actually surprised to see this on here. I didn't think think this would get any attention if there was a special session.


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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby dru » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:24 pm

Not entirely surprising given the lack of action accomplished by the lege this year (some may see that as a good thing). However, this article on the texas tribune doesn't seem to indicate that the Governor has his sights set on any pro-gun legislation, either

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/06/06/abbott-special-session-announcement/

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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby Oldgringo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:25 pm

Kolamer wrote:"The Texas Republican Party executive committee on Tuesday sent Abbott a letter with an even bigger proposed agenda. In addition to the bathroom and tax measures, the nearly 60 GOP authors said they want lawmakers to vote on bills that would allow Texans to carry guns without licenses; abolish abortion and refuse to follow federal rules and court orders that allow the procedure; and allow parents to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools."


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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby Flightmare » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:25 pm

Kolamer wrote:"The Texas Republican Party executive committee on Tuesday sent Abbott a letter with an even bigger proposed agenda. In addition to the bathroom and tax measures, the nearly 60 GOP authors said they want lawmakers to vote on bills that would allow Texans to carry guns without licenses; abolish abortion and refuse to follow federal rules and court orders that allow the procedure; and allow parents to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools."

I am actually surprised to see this on here. I didn't think think this would get any attention if there was a special session.


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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby Lynyrd » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:32 pm

Would be nice if HB 560 got put on the agenda.
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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby NotRPB » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:44 pm

Prefiling for 85S1 starts 30 days prior to starts of July 18 session or Sunday June 18

I could still carry my Sub2k folding rifle, I really really like my new nickle one, but to save future shoulder arthritis (not bursitis, I already had the bursa removed from that shoulder) I prefer carrying my handgun
So, I'm still anxious for a bill similar to HB560 to originate in Senate and pass the house, not sure why there was no Senate version. That said, I'm not exactly seeing germane-ness to gunrights on the list of topics on the call

And ... I just saw a tweet from
https://twitter.com/RepStickland/status/872185357261053959
Jonathan Stickland‏ @RepStickland 1h1 hour ago

Just in case any of you were wondering, I'm filing constitutional carry on day 1 of #specialsession
. #onward #2A #txlege


Texas Tribune‏ @TexasTribune

Here is a list of all 20 items @GregAbbott_TX wants #txlege to address in a special session: http://trib.it/2s1yWqI

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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby TreyHouston » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:50 pm

So does this out charles back in limited explanation mode?
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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby SewTexas » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:00 pm

I liked his comment about expecting the legislators to return to work "calm" LOL
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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby Oldgringo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:42 pm

Weren't they also supposed to talk about girls and boys toilets and the proper use thereof?


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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby roadkill » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Jonathan Strickland tweeted that he will be filing constitutional carry on first day of special session.

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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby Ameer » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:01 pm

allow parents to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools.

I want to use public transportation money to buy myself a private car.
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Re: 2017 Special Session called

Postby 1911 10MM » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:15 pm

Someone needs to file HB 560 and push it. If they are going to discuss bathrooms they need to discuss HB560!


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